Well, we had about two days to recover from the busy holiday week and then we had Bolinger Christmas the following Saturday. We slept in while daddy hunted for the last time and then when he got home we headed to RaRa and uncle Brett's. It's always a fun time to get together with the Bolinger bunch, lots of kids for you to play with and all the big kids are mommy and daddy's age so we have lots of stuff in common. Mema wanted to do some family pictures since there has been so many additions to the family since the last pictures{8 years ago}. We ate lots of food, played some of our favorite games and opened gifts. After the sun went down, we all made our way over to the square to see the Lights of the Ozarks! It was cold but you always enjoy looking at everything.

New Year's Eve has been pretty quiet for us parents as we just stayed home and enjoyed cheerios and cartoons with our sweet girl. I decided to throw Justin a surprise birthday party since his birthday is on NYE and thought it would be perfect! It was, besides my few "i miss my baby" moments we had so much fun spending time with old friends! I made my famous cheeseball {you can get the recipe here!}, some casual rotel cheese dip and lil' smokies and we just snacked and drank. I tried out a new Spiked Apple Cider recipe and it was a hit, so delicious.